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Top Choice Pizza in Franconia

Schilling Beer Co

In a historic mill by the Ammonoosuc River, this relatively new microbrewery (opened in 2013) serves delicious crunchy-crusted, wood-fired pizzas along with bratwurst and a nice selection of home brews, from Konundr…
Top Choice Theater in Franconia

Colonial Theater

This classic theater in downtown Bethlehem is a historic place to hear the jazz, blues and folk musicians that pass through this little town. The venue also serves as a cinema, showing independent and foreign films.
Top Choice Historic Site in Franconia

Frost Place

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was America's most renowned and best-loved poet in the mid-20th century. For several years he lived with his wife and children on a farm near Franconia, now known as Frost Place. Many of his…
Top Choice Cafe in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Cascade Coffee House

This creative place in the center of town serves up luscious pastries, fresh smoothies and micro-roaster coffees. At lunch, you'll also find 'wicked awesome' sandwiches, innovative salads, and homemade specials like…
Cultural in Franconia

Celebration of Lupine

One of New Hampshire’s great unsung events is the Fields of Lupine Festival. Offering a counterpoint to the region’s spectacular fall foliage season, this spring-blooming wildflower hits its colorful peak every June…
Caves in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves

Adventurous kids will enjoy exploring the this network of caverns and crevices formed by glaciers millions of years ago. Each cave has its own title and story, from the Bear Crawl to the Dungeon. Climbing, crawling …
Cable Car in Franconia Notch State Park

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

This tram shoots up the side of Cannon Mountain, offering a breathtaking view of Franconia Notch. In 1938 the first passenger aerial tramway in North America was installed on this slope. It was replaced in 1980 by t…
International in Franconia

Cold Mountain Cafe & Gallery

Among the region's finest restaurants, this casual cafe and gallery has an eclectic, changing menu, featuring gourmet sandwiches, salads and quiches at lunchtime, and luscious dinner options, such as bouillabaisse, …
American in Franconia

Polly's Pancake Parlor

Since 1938, when it began serving all-you-can-eat breakfast fare for 50¢, this local institution 2 miles west of Franconia has been cranking out pancakes, pancakes and more pancakes. They're excellent, made with hom…
Pub Food in North Woodstock & Lincoln

Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery

Formerly a railroad station, this eatery tries to be everything to everyone. In the end, with more than 150 items, it can probably satisfy just about any food craving, but the pastas, sandwiches and burgers are the …